Her Newest Retreat Topics:


NEW HOPE FOR MARRIAGE - Deb and Christie Miller have partnered together to present a weekend retreat for women who are frustrated and at the end of their ropes - ready to give up on their marriages!  This is a specialty retreat which will include only 8 women.  Click here for more information.


Popular Weekend Retreats Include:


One Step Further: Small Steps of Hope
for Hurting Relationships

A step-by-step (shoe-by-shoe) approach to loving the difficult people in your life in a God-honoring way. Sessions can include:

From Ruby Slippers to Real Life- Moving Beyond Real Life Pain and Disappointment

Leaving the Land of Ugly Shoes-A Step Toward Relief

       Where the Rubber Sole Meets the RoadHow to Surrender to God’s               Greater Plan for your Life
Deb encourages you to take off the “hip-waders”, slip your feet into something more stylish and comfortable, and get ready to do some serious walking. Each step, even the smallest ones, leads you to a new place, a place of hope.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

A look at how God used ordinary women throughout history and today (including you and me!) to accomplish His extraordinary purposes.


Walk—Don’t Run: Keeping in Step with God’s
Plans for Your Life

This single title explores ways we can learn to go deeper in our ability to trust the Lord and wait on Him and His perfect plan for our lives. We learn to let go of our need to be in control, instead of rushing ahead with our own ideas and agendas.


Contentment: It Can Be Habit-Forming

Practicing contentment sounds easy enough—when you’re content. But when our lives and relationships are far from what we dreamed them to be, what does it take to find peace? Deb offers biblical perspectives to help you cultivate the heart habit of contentment.


Waiting for a Miracle

Have you ever tried to make someone change? Deb tells the poignant story of how she learned to trust God with her marriage and stopped trying to change her husband. You’ll discover practical ways to experience the real miracle—allowing God to change you!


Healing for Wounded Hearts

In this retreat or conference package, Deb reveals how God uses painful circumstances and adversity in our lives for good. Sessions include:

The Surrendered Heart

  The Obedient Heart

The Healing Heart.

No matter what your circumstances, you’ll find hope and encouragement to continue on.


Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Your Marriage

Experts say that a marriage can be brought back from the brink if at least one partner is willing to invest energy and effort. Feelings can be reborn and affection restored. In this presentation, which can be tailored as a retreat or conference, Deb encourages couples/wives to dream a new dream together. Sessions can include:

What Was God Thinking?

Marriage is Blind

  Drawing Lines with Love

  Impossible Forgiveness

The Promise-Centered Life.


Marriage as a Ministry

When you hear the word ministry, the last person you tend to think of is your spouse. Yet marriage offers a unique opportunity to encourage and build up another person—to help them fulfill their God-given potential. Deb explores ways to help turn your marriage into a powerful ministry to your spouse.


Learning to Be Still

Learn how the discipline of rest helps us unplug from life’s overwhelming demands so we can find rest in a restless world.



Moms: A Lasting Legacy

Deb discusses the lifetime commitment of being a mother—exposing the myth of being a perfect mom, sharing the methods of good mothers, and celebrating the incredible ministry of influencing our children. Her own humorous and heartwarming experience through 38 years of momhood will entertain as well as instruct.

Back to the Basics: Choosing to Live More Simply
During these times of economic stress, how can we live more simply? This retreat or conference helps identify areas where we can simplify our lives: relationships, finances, work, worship, and in our homes. We will look at options for change instead of feeling “locked in” to our current lifestyle.


Toe-To-Toe: Stepping With Style Through Tough Relationships

      A step-by-step (shoe-by-shoe) approach to loving the difficult people in your life with style, in a God-honoring way. Deb encourages you to take off the "hip-waders," slip your feet into something more stylish and comfortable, and get ready to do some serious walking. Each Step, even the smallest ones, leads you to a new place, a place of hope.  Talks include:

               A Step Toward Peace



 




Comments about Deb’s

 Speaking Ministry

        "She's so real!"  This is an often-heard comment after Deb has spoken to a group, something she has enjoyed doing for over twelve years.

        Deb doesn't just theorize when she gives hope and practical solutions to those who struggle....especially in the area of difficult relationships.  Her own brokenness has given her great compassion and insight for others who are hurting or wanting to grow in their relationship with the Lord.

       With her vibrant and engaging manner, she speaks profoundly about God's faithfulness and how to embrace a God-honoring life in the midst of almost unbearable circumstances.  She and her husband are grateful beyond words for their 40 years of a "not-so-perfect" marriage.

         Deb is an author of the book Because I Said Forever:Embracing Hope in a Not-So-Perfect Marriage and a children's book Corey's Dad Drinks Too Much, as well as being a contributor to many other books and magazines.  

Contact Us:   360-966-0203      Coordinator@NWSpeakers.com

Audio And Video  

Books and Resources

 Because I Said Forever:      Embracing Hope in a Not-so-      Perfect Marriage

Corey's Dad Drinks, Too Much

Fees   

     Deb is flexible with each group and ministers     with a servant’s heart.

Northwest Christian Speakers Bureau

Serving churches and retreat centers and Christian groups for over 18 years.  We would love to  serve the Lord by serving you!


Special Occasion Talks






Christmas
Immanuel—God With Us!


There may not be a sweeter promise in the Bible than the one issued through the prophet Isaiah: "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel."  (Isaiah 7:14)


Have you ever stopped to consider this incredible truth? God is with us, not in a galaxy far, far away, but as close as your next breath. Let’s consider this life-changing promise of Christmas, the reality of God with us—today, up close and personal. He is our Savior, our Shepherd, and our Strength. (A single title for Christmas)


For Writers

Ready…Set…Write


In this workshop, Deb talks about the basics of writing—whether you’d like to be published or write just for fun. This session includes hands-on writing exercises and a look at the step-by-step process of writing a children’s book. (A single title)


Using Your Unique Voice to Write
 Vibrant Non-Fiction

 

Make your writing come alive with your own unique voice, one that can comfort, entertain, tell the truth, and offer hope. Define your voice with courage, recognize your voice with creativity, practice your voice with consistency, and then write the real stuff! (A single title)


Walk—Don’t Run:
Keeping in Step with God’s Plans for Your Life


This single title explores ways we can learn to go deeper in our ability to trust the Lord and wait on Him and His perfect plan for our lives. We learn to let go of our need to be in control, instead of rushing ahead with our own ideas and agendas.


Contentment: It Can Be Habit-Forming

Practicing contentment sounds easy enough—when you’re content. But when our lives and relationships are far from what we dreamed them to be, what does it take to find peace? Deb offers Biblical perspectives to help you cultivate the heart habit of contentment. (A single title)


Waiting for a Miracle


Have you ever tried to make someone change? Deb tells the poignant story of how she learned to trust God with her marriage and stopped trying to change her husband. You’ll discover practical ways to experience the real miracle—allowing God to change you! (A single title)


Healing for Wounded Hearts

In this retreat or conference package, Deb reveals how God uses painful circumstances and adversity in our lives for good. Sessions include The Surrendered Heart, The Obedient Heart, and The Healing Heart. No matter what your circumstances, you’ll find hope and encouragement to continue on.


Can This Marriage Be Saved?

 Experts say that a marriage can be brought back from the brink if at least one partner is willing to invest energy and effort. Feelings can be reborn and affection restored. In this presentation, which can be tailored as a retreat or conference, Deb encourages couples to dream a new dream together. Sessions can include: What Was God Thinking?, Marriage is Blind, Drawing Lines with Love, Impossible Forgiveness, and The Promise-Centered Life. Deb’s husband Randy can join her for an effective couples event or retreat.


Marriage as a Ministry

When you hear the word ministry, the last person you tend to think of is your spouse. Yet marriage offers a unique opportunity to encourage and build up another person—to help them fulfill their God-given potential. Deb explores ways to help turn your marriage into a powerful ministry to your spouse.


Moms: A Lasting Legacy

Deb discusses the lifetime commitment of being a mother—exposing the myth of being a perfect mom, sharing the methods of good mothers, and celebrating the incredible ministry of influencing our children. Her own humorous and heartwarming experience through 40 years of mom-hood will entertain as well as instruct.


Back to the Basics: Choosing to Live More Simply


During these times of economic stress, how can we live more simply? This retreat or conference helps identify areas where we can simplify our lives: relationships, finances, work, worship, and in our homes. We will look at options for change instead of feeling “locked in” to our current lifestyle.


Popular Single Talks

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Deb Kalmbach

Real Hope for Real Life Ministries

"      She's so real!" This is an often-heard comment after Deb has spoken to a group, something she has enjoyed doing for over twelve years.
      Deb doesn't just theorize when she gives hope and practical solutions to those who struggle....especially in the area of difficult relationships. Her own brokenness has given her great compassion and insight for others who are hurting or wanting to grow in their relationship with the Lord.
       With her vibrant and engaging manner, she speaks profoundly about God's faithfulness and how to embrace a God-honoring life in the midst of almost unbearable circumstances. She and her husband are grateful beyond words for their 40 years of a "not-so-perfect" marriage.
      Deb is an author of the book
Because I Said Forever:Embracing Hope in a Not-So-Perfect Marriage and a children's book Corey's Dad Drinks Too Much, as well as being a contributor to many other books and magazines.


A Message From Deb at the
 Northwest Ministry Conference:

 From Ruby Slippers To Real Life